Teacher Tools Related to Classroom and Group Support

List of tools

  • Preventative Approaches

    Preventative approaches include anything teachers implement to prevent undesirable behaviors. Using proactive techniques successfully can decrease the likelihood of problem behaviors and promote positive behavioral choices.

  • Point and Level Systems

    Point and level systems provide an organizational framework for managing student behavior. Students learn appropriate behavior through clearly defined behavioral expectations; rewards, privileges, and consequences are linked to those expectations. There are specific criteria for advancement to the next level where students enjoy more desirable contingencies.

  • Positive Reinforcement

    Positive reinforcement is anything that occurs after a behavior that increases the likelihood that the behavior will be repeated.

  • Natural and Logical Consequences

    Natural consequences are outcomes that are not planned or controlled and happen as a result of specific behavior. Teachers and/or administrators intentionally plan logical consequences.

  • Self-Management

    Self-management encompasses a range of internal and/or external activities in which a student may engage that increase or decrease the probability of appropriate behaviors occurring based on cognitive-behavioral theory.

  • Peer-Assisted Interventions

    In peer-mediated interventions, the teacher designs a program and trains a peer or peers to deliver needed social cues and the reinforcement that may follow targeted behavioral outcomes.

Developed by: 
Kaye Otten, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center and Jodie Tuttle, M.Ed., Millard Public Schools